Pembrokeshire care homes prepare for vital court hearing

A judicial review secured by four care homes in Pembrokeshire will start at the High Court in Cardiff tomorrow (Tuesday).

The homes’ owners are going to the High Court to challenge what they claim is “chronic underpayment” of fees paid by Pembrokeshire County Council.

The involved are Pencoed, Langton Hall, Woodfield Care Home, and Woodland Lodge.

If they have to close, it would mean 86 elderly and frail residents having to move elsewhere.

All of the homes involved have received excellent ratings from the care homes regulator, Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) They say the county council has failed to establish a fee for their placements which recognises their legitimate costs for providing the service.

Pembrokeshire County Council maintains that the level of fees it pays to private care homes is fair.